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7 Reasons Why All Crossfitters Should be Doing More Front Squats

Learn how to build power, core strength, leg drive, improve coordination and analyse your own weaknesses with Front Squats.


Front Squats allow you to achieve great depth and an extensive range of motion. This targets the glutes and quads in differents ways from the back squat, which in turn will make you a more well-rounded and functional athlete.

When a barbell is loaded onto the front of the body, the pelvis tilts backwards somewhat, which makes the hamstrings less taut. This gives them the freedom to allow a greater range of motion at the bottom of the lift. This pelvic tilt also allows the lower abs to contribute to the lift more, and takes the hip flexors away from “blocking” the movement.

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